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09. June 2020

Call for data on caffeine concentrations in cosmetics and personal care products

The purpose of this call for data is to offer the opportunity to submit documented information (published or unpublished) about concentrations of caffeine found in cosmetics and personal care products. The deadline is 31. August 2020.

Background

In our daily lives, we are exposed to caffeine from e.g. food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care products. Therefore, estimations of the Norwegian population’s total caffeine exposure should include multiple sources of caffeine.

For this reason, the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food, and Cosmetics at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) has initiated a risk assessment of caffeine, which will include exposure estimates from multiple sources. Data on caffeine concentrations in cosmetics and personal care products are required to make estimations about exposure.

The protocol for this risk assessment is available here.

Overall objective

The purpose of this call for data is to offer the opportunity to submit documented information (published or unpublished) about concentrations of caffeine found in cosmetics and personal care products.

Requested information

VKM invites businesses and other interested public and private parties (including authorities, organisations, universities, research and other institutions, and companies) to submit information about concentrations of caffeine found in cosmetics and personal care products. In the risk assessment of caffeine from multiple sources, this information will be used for estimating caffeine exposure.

In addition to extensive information about the product being analysed, details should be included about the methods of analysis used. These details should include the methods used for validation of data, including particularly the limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ).

Submission of data

The deadline for the submission of data for caffeine concentrations found in cosmetics and personal care products is 31 August 2020.

The information requested above should be submitted to VKM in electronic form, with an electronic cover letter containing contact details (name of contact person, name of company/organisation, e-mail address and telephone number) of the person responsible for the submission of data. All submissions will be treated confidentially.

Please send all electronic correspondence, including enquiries, to: gro.haarklou.mathisen@vkm.no

More information is available here.

Please send all electronic correspondence, including enquiries, to: gro.haarklou.mathisen@vkm.no

Deadline: 31 August 2020

Call for data-caffeine

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

T: 21 62 28 00
@: vkm@vkm.no


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